Yes, I had the root canal this morning. The day started out with freezing rain, and our cab didn't show up, we couldn't get ahold of another one, and we were already a little late for my appt. at this point. Rich thought he remembered where it was and thought it was about a 15 min walk. But its freezing rain and they do not salt here. It was like a total skating rink, and people were dropping like flies. Seriously, people were falling all over the place and now we have to walk how far(?) to the dentist that Rich "might" remeber where it is...for my root canal. Ugh. But what can you do? besides, I looked around and saw little old ladies sliding around and I said if they can do it, I can do it :)
We got there about 35 minutes late and frozen solid, but we didn't fall. It was a looong procedure with very little English spoken. I had a different dr today, but halfway through the Tom Cruise dr came in and said slowly in English "I have very important announcement to tell you...today is national dentist day and that mean this morning, we no drink vodka" Haha ha. I couldn't smile or laugh because I was a little preoccupied at the time but when it was all finished, I pointed at him and said "you a funny man".
I have to go back again tommorrow. But, yes, I am definetely getting all I can get out of this whole experience. Its all hillarious really.
Artiom is doing well, he was aggitated yesterday, because we brought Alexander our cabbie to meet him and Ari wanted his cap really bad, and once he got it we wouldn't give it back for anything. Finally Alexander left and I did give him the hat back and I gave Artiom a bottle of coke to play with. He sat on my lap shaking the bottle and watching it fizz for a good 45 min and would have longer if I would have let him. He has a very long attention span, maybe too long.
The other day, he was standing in front of the window playing with his car for the longest time, his head kind of under the curtain, after about 30-40 minutes of this, we say ok, thats enough. When we picked him up he smiled and we saw that he had been gnawing on the metal strip he was leaning against and his teeth were all silver! Very silver, and it was time to take him back to his room. I tried to wipe it off but it didn't even lighten up! Oh well, they still let us get him the following day :)
Alexander called us this morning and said "in evening time I take you somewhere" so we'll see what that's all about. My mouth is a little sore, so I don't know if I want to go. I'll post more later, jodi